In loving memory of

Lewis R. Perry
January 24, 1938 - February 17, 2021

Lewis R. Perry, 83, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on February 17, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Lewis was born January 24, 1938, In Middletown, RI to Lewis Perry and Mary (Medeiros) Perry.  Lewis was married to the love of his life, Jeannette (Fougere) for 58 years, and together they raised their two daughters, Suzanne and Maryanne.

Lewis served in the Army National Guard and was a Quality Control Engineer at Raytheon for 33 years. After retirement he spent his days volunteering at the Old Colony Newport Railway and the Newport Dinner Train. He was a member of the Middletown Fraternal Order of Police Association. He was also an avid car enthusiast.

Lewis is survived by his wife Jeannette, his daughters, Suzanne Cressman and her husband John, of Middletown, RI, Maryanne Perry and her fiancé Peter Baribault, of Bristol, RI. His grandchildren; Nathaniel, Rebecca, Jacqueline and Alexander Cressman.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 8:30-9:00 am in St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road in Middletown. His Mass of Christian Burial will be immediately following at 9:00 am. To watch the livestream, follow this link: 

Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, 465 Brown's Lane in Middletown.

Due to restrictions in place because of COVID19, attendance is limited to 65 people.


Tom Finn wrote on Feb 26, 2021:

"Lee and I worked on the Old Colony Railroad together in the early 90?s! He was a great guy and a super worker, he could fix anything! My sincere condolences goes to his family for his passing! He was one of the good guys!"

Maria Susi wrote on Feb 19, 2021:

"Jennette, Sue and Maryann. I am so sorry for the loss of a loving husband and father. He was such a kind and sweet man who will leave a huge hole in your hearts with his passing as well as fill your hearts with his loving memories. My prayers and thoughts are with you all."

Maryann Kossak wrote on Feb 19, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. May all your memories of a long life give you peace."

Kevin Wilson wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

" Very sorry to hear of your loss. Lou was a great man and we will miss him. "